Weekly Rundown

By Charlotte Schwebel

ON CAMPUS

• Colorado College earned a top spot in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education sustainability report for water conservation. (CC Communications) 

• Colorado College professor of geology Christine Siddoway is featured in “A Journey to Discover Antarctica’s Future,” a film by Vivien Cumming detailing the journey and work of Antarctic research. (CC Communications)

• The format of the Big Idea, a CC pitch competition, will now award seed funding to all four semi-finalists and partner more closely with local businesses and investors. (CC Communications)

• The legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, David Cole, came to speak at CC this week. (CC Communications)

• A balloon from the Memorial Day Lift Off landed on campus this past weekend. (CC Instagram)

C-SPRINGS

• King Soopers will now ask open carry customers to leave guns at home, joining a slew of national companies taking a stance on guns. (DenPo)

• A military construction project at the Colorado Springs base worth $8 million was cancelled to instead fund the border wall. (CO Sunshine)

• It was revealed this week that the officer who shot and killed unarmed Colorado Springs teen De’Von Bailey, Alan Van’t Land, murdered another unarmed African American, Mr. Robert Kresky, in 2013. (Gazette)

• The Air Force Academy Chapel will close for three years of renovation, starting Sept. 10. (CBS Denver)

Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery, a CC favorite known for its gluten free menu, turned 10 this week. (CSIndy)

• An adaptive hockey team had their equipment stolen. Some items were found at a storage unit. (KKTV)

• A man was stabbed on the evening of Sept. 2 near East Las Vegas Street and South Nevada Avenue. (Gazette)

COLORADO

• The money for Colorado’s space control project is now going to President Donald Trump’s border wall instead. (DenPo)

• Adams County tightened oil and gas regulations, the first county to do so since Colorado Senate Bill 181 passed. (DenPo)

• Challenge of the National Popular Vote compact, which was signed into law earlier this year, will be on Colorado’s 2020 ballot. (KDVR)

• As school classrooms in Denver hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit, teachers, faculty, students, and parents gathered in front of Denver Public Schools headquarters on the evening of Sept. 2 to demand relief for students and staff. On Monday, the temperature reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the first time in recorded history that Colorado temperatures have been that high in September. (DenPo)

USA

• On Aug. 31, in Midland-Odessa, Texas, a man shot 22 people, killing seven as he drove through the streets. In Mobile, Ala., nine teens were injured when gunfire erupted at 9:30 p.m. On Aug. 30 at a high school football game. Last weekend was a heavy one for mass shootings. (Axios)

• A diving boat off the coast of Southern California caught fire on Sept. 2. Of the 39 passengers on the boat, only five survived — all of whom were crew members. (LosAngelesTimes)

• Walmart announced it will stop selling handgun and military style ammunition after two shootings in its stores this summer alone. (CNBC)

WORLD

• Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Bahamas for 24 hours as a category five storm, killing at least five people and leaving 70,000 people in need of immediate humanitarian Relief. It was the strongest hurricane to ever hit the island, leaving about 60% of the land underwater a day later and as many as 13,000 houses damaged. The Hurricane is expected to hit the eastern Florida coast as a category two storm. (WeatherChannel)

  A study found that genes account for perhaps a third of the influence on whether someone experiences same sex attraction, along with social and environmental factors. (Science)

 

Charlotte Schwebel

Charlotte Schwebel

Charlotte is a sophomore from New York City who has taken the past two years to immerse herself in the Colorado Springs political community. When she isn't writing articles, she is out making the news. Charlotte is fascinated by current events from campus to Congo. Her go-to's for news are the New York Times, Al Jazeera, and the Washington Post.

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